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Hey everyone!!

I just bought a New Daiwa Alphas R-edition last night and now I need a rod to go with it. I am looking for something Med Lt with a Fast -Xfast tip Split grip and would prefer a skeleton style reel seat and no foregrip but am still open to changes. I recently just got the new Core 51mg with a Cumara 6'8" Med/Fast which I love but wanted something in the ML range for the Alphas.

Here is what I have been looking at so far

Dobyns Extreme DX 702C Finesse

http://www.***.com/descpageDCASTROD-DCECT.html

Phenix Ultra MBX MBX 606ML

http://www.***.com/descpagePHENCAST-PUMC.html

Dont Laugh! E21 21 Carrot Gold Stix CRG661ML-C

http://www.***.com/descpageE21CAST-E21GCC.html

Ok I know there are a lot people say the Dobyns is really nice but I cant find to much on the Phenix or the Carrot stix Gold. The E21 seems to be like crack to me I know its not suppose to be good for me but I keep looking at it.

Thanks as always!!

Dan

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There's nothing wrong with the E21 gold carrot stix.  I have a 6'10'' MH paired with a Daiwa Sol that I use for jerkbaits and shallow cranks and wouldn't trade it for anything else, it does exactly what I want it to do perfectly.

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Hey thanks for the info!  Is the 21 carrot gold rod more of a yellow / gold color like the picture or is it a neon orange like the regular carrot stixs?

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Hey thanks for the info! Is the 21 carrot gold rod more of a yellow / gold color like the picture or is it a neon orange like the regular carrot stixs?

depends on the lighting. It is a goldish yellow like the sol but in direct sunlight it is red.  The TW picture actually shows the different hues very well

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From that list ---> none

GLoomis MBR782 IMX

Why ? cuz I 've got that reel and that rod matches perfectly.

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Thanks for the reply raul.  I took your advice and bought both (Core 51mg and the Alphas R-edition) ;D

 I would do the IMX but I just hate the way they look.  the only other way around it is to get a custom made with that blank I guess.

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Oh well, I do like the way the GLoomis looks.  :)

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St Croix has just what you're looking for.

Legend Tournament 6'9" ML-Xfast. It's very light and sensitive. Has a very soft tip, very fast taper, and more backbone that I expected. It has become one of my favorite rods, and my first choice for anything under 1/4oz.

I have the older version, without the split grip. The newest incarnation feels just like the one I have, but looks cooler.

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If you like the E21 get it. I have fished them (not the gold) and I love them. I have yet to find a rod that beats the sensitivity. Honestly I got rid of mine because of the color. I just could not handle it. My dad still uses them he loves them too. Also if your looking in the pricey rod range look at American Rodsmiths Magstrike,H3 titanium, and Airrus rods.   http://www.rodsbyairrus.com/         http://www.americanrodsmiths.com/Products/MagStrike/tabid/140/Default.aspx

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How about a Powell 702C? Costs way less than the Dobyns and is every bit as good(if not better)! Just a though for you.

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You might apply to be a Dobyns Pro-Staffer before you buy one.  Dobyns has more pro-staff than I've ever seen...they seem to hand them out like peppermints.  I think 75% of anglers that own a Dobyns are on their Pro-Staff.  It's almost weird....

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You might apply to be a Dobyns Pro-Staffer before you buy one. Dobyns has more pro-staff than I've ever seen...they seem to hand them out like peppermints. I think 75% of anglers that own a Dobyns are on their Pro-Staff. It's almost weird....

That's an honest observation

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I've had my Powell 702c for about a week now and so far I love it.  I have used it with weightless worms and 1/16th oz t-rigs.  It is light, well balanced and very sensitive.

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I have the Dobyns with me so you can use it next time we go fishing, and you have used my gold carrot. I will say that in the past few weeks of using the Dobyns, that its no comparison, Dobyns hands down.

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